I feel like a High Schooler getting ready for basketball camp, only not really….I’m 32 and going to the beach house for the weekend with my family and bringing my Garmin, Saucony running shoes, Tri bike, Speedo racing suit, swim cap, goggles and GU. Sounds like TRI CAMP to me!!! Woooooo Whoooooo!
I. CAN’T. WAIT.
Obviously it is vacation so what in the world has happened to me that I have come to the point where a vacation on the beach includes all my favorite workout gear? I can’t wait for my 10 miler in a beach town, to wake up and have an early morning swim in salty water, I am excited to explore on my bike? Is this a vacation? You bet your boots it is!!
It is glorious!
This morning I got around as early as I could and headed to the track to meet Sarah (she’s coming to do Seattle RnR 1/2 too!!). I had speed work on the plan. I have been slacking in the speed work department big time so it is time I stop slacking and pick up the pace. I have about a month before Rock n Roll Seattle and I think that is enough time to build some speed. I got to the track and it was H.O.T. Hotter than a mug. Smokin’ hot. Humid. Not good…and it was only 9:30 AM. I did my warm up lap and started in on my 6x400’s @ 5k pace (or faster) with a recovery lap between. It was rough but I had no choice but to complete the workout.
Below are my splits. As you can see the fast ones are much faster than my 5k pace. I wish I could run a 5k at a 6:52 pace or even a 7:18 pace!! I’d like to take a training cycle and start training for a 5k race distance and work on speed but there are so many races on the schedule…so many that I want to do and I just can’t fit in a 5k training plan. At least not right now.
After the run we were melting and I was stoked to be heading to the pool! As you can see I had a rough workout…
no comments from the peanut gallery about my diving form…
The pool is pretty much empty. For now. It is not officially opened until the 28th but for some reason they are open now and I was privy to the info! Lap swim the last couple of weeks has been awesome!! Today’s swim was 1100 yards (350 warm up/10x25/4x50/1x100/200 cool down). I ended the workout with a celebratory dive into the pool! I love summer. Did I mention that yet? This was the temp reading on my way home from work:
I know I complain about the heat a lot but I have missed the summer weather! This is one thing I really missed while living in the PNW-hot summers. That is what summer is supposed to be! I just have to tweak my schedule so I don’t die of heat exhaust (and that is no joke)! Anyone else implementing summer run schedules yet?
Well just to show you how much I love summer I’ve got an awesome giveaway I’ll be unveiling in the morning!! You wont want to miss it!! Make sure you check back tomorrow!